Autumn Conference 2023

Autumn Conference 2023

The Heritage Railway Association Autumn Conference 2023

Tuesday, 7 and Wednesday, 8 November 2023

Crowne Plaza, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
  Event Supported by Steam Railway Magazine  

The Heritage Railway Association Autumn Conference is your chance to hear the latest thinking from the most knowledgeable, experienced, and innovative people in the heritage rail sector. This is a must do event for every heritage railway, tramway, funicular railway and related organisation.

This two-day event is packed with networking opportunities and practical information that you can take back to your own railway. If you’ve got concerns, worries or uncertainties about getting through the next couple of years, you need to be at this conference!

Learn, engage, network and collaborate with chief execs, general managers, chairs, trustees, directors and senior managers from heritage rail organisations large, medium and small.

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A variety of speakers are being confirmed for this high-quality, great value event from organisations including:

PLUS – Your chance to hear about the latest advances in oil firing for steam locomotives.

President of Minnesota-based FMW Solutions, Davidson Ward, will bring his expertise on oil firing conversions for historic steam locomotives. The firm have already successfully converted locomotives ranging in size from 2-6-0s to 4-8-4s. Mr Ward will be talking about how that is possible, and how the same technology can be adopted to benefit UK-based heritage railways.

Tickets for the event are available to purchase online now. 

Day one agenda

Day two agenda

Please note that these agendas are subject to change.

Coinciding with the 200th anniversary of the founding of pioneering locomotive manufacturers Robert Stephenson & Co, the event is being held in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. The two-day conference is being held within sight of where locomotives like Locomotion and Rocket were built, at the Crowne Plaza hotel, on Forth Street, which is also conveniently located for Newcastle Central railway station.


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